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the next few weeks. as they do, japan's defense minister is hoping to bring residents on side. >> translator: the government will discuss how to reduce the burden of the u.s. military presence in okinawa, and we will continue to speak with local authorities. >> earlier, keikichi hanada spoke to nhk world's who covered this story. >> we saw tens of thousands of people turn up at the rally last month. what drives these people? >> quite simply, they fear for their safety. their houses and their children's schools are stone's throws away from the fences around the air base. many of them saw what could happen eight years ago. a u.s. helicopter crashed on the grounds of a nearby university, so they're fighting against aircraft that they see as unreliable. >> so, why did u.s. and japanese officials go ahead? >> well, they went ahead for logistic and strategic reasons. the marines have been using helicopters that are obsolete, so they need to find a replacement. on the strategic level, u.s. military commanders are implementing a new defense strategy with more emphasis on the asia paci
sucha and the "uss john c. stennis" is on the west coast. they have the aegis air defense system. the u.s. fleet says the two strike groups will provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the united states and its allies in the asia pacific region. the u.s. also plans to deploy new f-35 stealth fighter jets in the region. the f-35 is now in its final stage of development. it has an advanced network system to connect the aircraft with ground-based radar and aegis vessels which can provide integrated information to the pilots. >>> earlier i spoke to nhk world's senior commentator hisashi sua. so, hisashi, is it unusual to have two aircraft carriers in this region at the same time? >> no, it's not that unusual. u.s. navy policy says there should be a presence of twoiers in the region. but this is not always the case because of demands elsewhere, so "uss george washington" has its home base in japan. the "uss john c. stennis" is based on the u.s. west coast but is on its way to the persian gulf to join the fleet. it arrived in the western pacific
of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pressured her to create discord between the women and their legal representatives. the others are sticking by their story that they did not commit a crime when they staged a protest in the moscow cathedral. >> my client as already stated it was an ethical mistake to stage a protest at the cathedral of christ the savior. i think those apologies should have been accepted. >> but apologies are not enough for radical members of the russian orthodox church. they staged a protest outside of the court demanding a higher penalty for pless-- for pussy riot. >> syria's for and -- foreign minister. >> addressing the u.n. general assembly, he claimed that france, the u.s., saudi arabia, qatar, and turkey were injured. in the syrian domestic fears -- were interfering in syrian domestic affairs. in syria itself, dozens of civilian
helicopter near the capital damascus and seized an air defense base. >> activists say rebel stronghold homs suffered the heaviest attacks in months, including raids by jet fighters. some estimates say as many as 70 people have been killed during the day. thousands of jordanian islamists marched on friday in the largest demonstration since the arabs spring inspired protests erupted last year. they called on king abdullah to accelerate democratic reforms. >> protesters gathered for a rally called friday to rescue the nation. it was called by the muslim brotherhood, the largest opposition party in jordan. it is pushing for more representation and a more democratic parliament. >> more than 10,000 people gathered in front of this mosque to press their demands. they are calling for less corruption and a greater say in political processes as well as less power for the monarchy. >> we want reform and a government that represents the people. right now, are around 100 people control this country. we want everyone to be represented in government. >> king abdullah ii has managed to hold on power by mak
jojima will take over as finance minister. defense minister satoshi morimoto retains his post. he's the first person from the private sector to hold the job. deputy chief cabinet secretary and upper house member hiroyuki nagahama is becoming the nuclear crisis minister. he will also be in charge of the environment ministry. reconstruction minister tatsuo hirano is holding on to his portfolio. noda explained some of the reasoning behind the reshuffle. >> translator: this reshuffle is aimed at strengthening cooperation among officials of the government and the ruling parties and improving how the cabinet functions so we can better handle the issues we face. >> noda also referred to the territorial row with china over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. he said there is no doubt the islands are inherent japanese territory both historically and under international law. the prime minister noted japan controls the islands, but he added both sides should stay calm as they try to resolve the situation. >> translator: i think the most important thing right now is to find a way to co
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